Advanced Programs

Recent Studies have shown that scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams are a significant predictor of performance and success at universities. Individual universities may vary in the amount of credit they will grant incoming students for passing scores on AP exams. Please visit the university website and/or admissions office for more information.

Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

“AP classes allow me to learn at a higher level and to dive in depth into each subject. My teachers treat the class like a college course rather than a high school class.”

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The AP program develops students’ time management, study habits and discipline, all skills required for success in college. Research shows that student who complete AP courses are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years.
Completing AP courses increases a student’s eligibility for scholarships and creates a more attractive candidate when applying to colleges.

  • 31% of colleges and universities consider a student’s AP experience when making scholarship recipient selections
  • 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions

A successful score on an AP exam is a recognized sign of college-level achievement. In over 90% of four-year colleges in the United States and 60 other countries, students achieving successful scores on AP exams may be eligible for College level credit and/or advanced placement in college course.

Fees For Exams
Students who choose to take the optional Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be charged a fee. Reduced exam fees are available to households who qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits.

Weighted Grades
All courses which, in their course titles, are designated AP (Advanced Placement), or dual-credit CN (College Now) in core subject areas (Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, and Second Language) will be weighted on a 5.0 system (A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0, D=2.0, F=0). Honors courses will be weighted on a 4.0 system, as will all other courses.